While every student’s life will look different, the following is a small taste of the life students can expect when enrolled in Perea School of Disciplehsip.
Students tend to spend their time serving at their church, studying, working, and playing cards. The cost of Perea allows students to work at Albertsons, restaurants, McDonalds, as well as other ministries. We encourage students to use their workplace as a place of outreach and to invest in their co-workers. The schooling does take up a large chunk of time, but also allows for work, service, and a game of Frisbee golf from time to time. Each week students will get together with their house facilitator for a one-on-one that lasts around an hour or so.
Every Sunday night we have a house meeting from 5-8pm. We use this time to hang out, catch up on each other’s lives, pray, and learn. This time goes so fast because it is such a great time together. We also take the 3rd Saturday morning of each month to do a service project together. These can be anything from painting a church, volunteering at a homeless shelter, or even doing yard work for a neighbor. I asked one of our students to share “a week in the life of Emily” so you can get a better grasp:
There is much to describe, but I will give you the basics of what my life looks like. My first priority is building my relationship with God, school and being apart of what is going on in the discipleship house. This includes 10-12 hours that are set aside on my own to do school work, house meetings and the studies we do together. Each week I have a 1 on 1 with Moe where we pray, talk about life and sometimes we do studies on subjects such as the character of God like we are currently doing. I have felt the call to full-time ministry Perea School of Discipleship encourages you to get involved and apply what you are learning. With that, I became a youth leader at Midtown Church, where I hangout and minister to students that are involved there. I also work part time with Youth for Christ and help students run campus bible clubs here in Frenchtown. That has opened doors for 1 on 1 discipleship relationships to be built and I currently meet with 2 girls once a week. With all of that I still have financial responsibilities and so my final mission field is the Frenchtown golf course, where I waitress 3 shifts a week. God continues to challenge me to grow and trust Him in all things and I look forward to whatever journey He has for me!
Here are some of the requirements of students so you know what is expected of you.